I hope its okay if I ask you about some workflow stuff! I'm currently working on character modeling in school and so far the part I absolutely despise the most is going about the retopology. I wanted to know whats your prefered method of retopo? So far I just use maya and quad draw though I haven't given the topology tool in zbrush a shot yet.
Retopo is definitely the most boring part of a character pipeline. Spoiler alert: It’s never going to be fun so it’s a good time to catch up on missed Netflix series or podcasts ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
I use ZBrush for retopo for the majority of the work, mainly because I like to stay in one program all times. If there’s something to fix or things that ZBrush just can’t do, I currently use Maya for that but any modeling software will do really.
My pipeline for hair curves is really bad at the moment really, it’s way too slow and wastes a lot of time. Once I have a better way of working I’ll make a small breakdown tutorial that’s much more useful.
But generally speaking: I keep changing the curve falloff settings a lot, varying from really flat ones that work as a filler hair to really thin ones that are the detail hairs. To keep it somewhat easy to edit I clump similar strands together into various subtools, and keep those in different polygroups.
Curve falloff settings I usually use:
I change the other settings only if needed, usually default is enough.
To get the silhouette look good I always use really simple dynamesh shapes that I sculpt into the shape I want, then draw the curves on top of it in layers. For a full hairdo like Dany, that has several different parts, I need several shapes as bases.
Also once I have to the batch of curves done, I always ZRemesh them to get a topology I want. This is just a personal preference really.
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Very speedsculpt-y Disney princess Shuri. Just something to reset my brain and Black Panther was very inspiring.
I expected to be annoyed by her but she ended up to be a little sister I’d like to have. She has the CUTEST face oh gosh.
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